Dutch shipping company Amasus has contracted Handelskade Shipsales and Bogazici Shipyard for a series of four open top multi-purpose shortsea cargo ships. These Eems B-types are engineered together with DEKC maritime, classed by Lloyd’s Register and measure 89.95 x 14 metres.

The ships will have a single hold with a total capacity of 178,300 cft and are capable of carrying wind turbine blades and constructions in open top condition as well as containers, bulk cargo and break bulk cargoes.

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Modular propulsion system

The vessels are powered by a diesel-electric power system, according to the latest technical standards. Following the modular building principle, this configuration makes the ships ready for the use of future non fossil fuels.

Amasus expects the ships to become operational at the end of 2023.

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